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Live music: Violinist mixes classical, hip-hop in Lake Worth show

There's an under-the-radar concert series in a two-story condo complex on Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth, and it's west of Dixie Highway and the downtown area. That's where violinist Gareth Johnson ( — who earned his master's from the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton — has resided and presented his monthly downstairs "Parlor Series" since last summer.

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Armory Art Center Lake Worth Annex to Open September 2

The Armory Art Center has classes scheduled starting September 2 in Lake Worth in its new expanded location – The Armory Lake Worth Annex. The year-long lease of the 5,000 square foot building at 1121 Lucerne Avenue, to locals known as the shuffleboard courts, was awarded to the Armory by the Lake Worth CRA. This award gives the Armory the opportunity to further enhance the thriving and dynamic Lake Worth art community.

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‘Going A-Wall’ mural project brings color to downtown Lake Worth

Over the weekend, three sleek murals were decked on the walls of retail buildings on Lucerne Avenue during the Going-A-Wall live-painting event. It featured live music, food trucks and several paint-covered artists in action.

On one wall, the side of Bruce Webber’s Art Gallery building, a multicolored owl sitting on top of a lotus flower against a black background was the focus. On the sides were American Indians, which the painter said represented the original tribe of Lake Worth...

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Armory Art Center to offer classes at Lake Worth site

LAKE WORTH — The folks who brought you the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach hope to be as successful down the road with the proposed Lake Worth Arts Center. Or, perhaps, the “Armory Annex.”

On March 18 the City Commission voted to bless the plan by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency to sublease the former shuffleboard center to Armory Art Center.


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Consortium honored for role in revival

The 2008 recession slammed Lake Worth hard. At one point, nearly four in 10 downtown homes were in foreclosure.

Now those same neighborhoods are filled with new or rehabilitated houses, inhabited by grateful low- and middle-income families who will make the structures, and the neighborhoods, their home.

The success story is the work of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Consortium. This month, the growth management watchdog 1000 Friends of Florida presented the group its “Community Steward Award.”

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